Strictly Come Dancing 2012: Nicky Byrne calls judges "savage"

Nicky Byrne (Strictly Come Dancing)

Strictly Come Dancing star Nicky Byrne has branded the show's judges "savage" for their comments on the series so far.

It's fair to say that Len Goodman, Craig Revel Horwood, Bruno Toniloi and Darcey Bussell haven't given Nicky the best of marks.

In Week 1 they penalised the Westlife singer for an illegal lift in his waltz, and week two saw the panel complain about his "boy band dance moves" in cha cha.

The low scores left Nicky bottom of the leaderboard, but fortunately his fans managed to help keep him out of the bottom two during Sunday's results show.

Nicky said this week: "I was so nervous going into the first lie show. It probably wasn't my best performance and standing in front of the judges afterwards was particularly savage, but I've just got to take it on the chin, pick up the pieces and start again."

The popstar claimed that the girls were the ones to watch out for this year, as well as gymnast Louis Smith.

"I've always said that the competition to watch - not just for me , for everybody - is Kimberley, Louis and Denise. I think Lisa can really move too and she's shown that in the first week," he said.

Nicky added: "Obviously, because we come from two pop band that have been around for a while, there's a friendly rivalry between me and Kimberley, but I wouldn't say Kimberley is my only rival."

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